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Canmore Museum & Geoscience Centre

Address: 902B-7th Avenue, Canmore, Alberta TIW 3K1, Canada
Phone Number: (403)678-2462
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Ranked #24 of 39 things to do in Canmore
Type: History museums, Science museums, Museums
Attraction details
Type: History museums, Science museums, Museums
Hours:
Mon - Tue 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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English first
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Small exhibit, admission is by donation. They have been flooded twice recently, so in my opinion they are coping well. Hope to see more exhibits the next time we are out this way.

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Salem, Oregon
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203 reviews 203 reviews
89 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The Barracks is not at the same location as the museum. it was a very interesting little place where one of the Mounted police with his family of 5 children and his wife lived. The grounds would be pretty in the Spring and Summer, as flowers could be seen that had dried up. There was a garden and a hand... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My sister went there last year, so she and the kids were excited to take me there only to find that they were closed due to a flood. Mind you, it wasn't the June 2013 flood that hit Alberta, sadly the museum was flooded because of a broken pipe in winter of 2014. They have a small gallery of the... More 

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Farmington, UT
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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

There is only one exhibit here, which is a story of the 2013 floods. While it is well done and you really gain an appreciation for a city coming together, you can go through it in under 20 mins and then that is all there is. We thought given the title Geoscience Center there would be something about the geography... More 

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Mansfield, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Due to the flood, they had a limited viewing-- with plans to be up and running in 2015. VERY nice staff there, though, that gave us the ins/outs of Canmore

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Calgary, Canada
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147 reviews 147 reviews
31 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

If you have not gone, then go It's great has parking right downtown, great location to walk to from most of the hotels in the area.

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Montreal, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Could have a few more exhibits on mountain sports but the historical and geoscientific info presented is great. The movie is a must see.

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Tallebudgera, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

I took my grandchildren aged 12 and 10 during the school holidays. Museums can be daunting to kids, but the lady volunteer administrator gave them a clipboard with a treasure hunt questionnaire. They loved it and learned quite a bit in the process. There's plenty there for the grown ups too! Entry price is miniscule.

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Miami, Florida, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Nothing special, but cute. Very small and just a few things that shows about the history of the city. Is cheap. So is worthy.

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Melbourne
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68 reviews 68 reviews
12 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Worth a look for a "donation" entry fee. The video of the grumpy bear trying to get into the bear proof rubbish bin was amusing.

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